Organize Your Genealogy Research - April 2024

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Getting your family history research organized is essential to keeping track of your ancestors and building a strong family tree. This online genealogy course will rescue you from unhelpful habits and get your workspace—virtual or physical—tidy again.

Is your genealogy research scattered about in haphazard piles and various digital files? Feel like it's going in several different directions? Family historians often end up with an embarrassment of riches: too much information in too many places. Don't let your genealogy research overwhelm you; get the key to managing your genealogy with the organization tips and techniques in this 4-week course. Once you've restored order, you'll discover the benefits that managing your genealogy research can bring, from re-discovering lost documents and search results to new clues to follow. This course will rescue you from unhelpful habits and get your work space—virtual or physical—ready for research success.

In this course, you’ll learn:

  • How to keep track of what you have
  • Strategies for organizing papers and photocopies
  • Methods for managing your digital genealogy materials
  • How to manage growth and keep your organizational strategy going
  • Video on Organizing in 5, 10 and 30 minute increments

DATE:  April 29, 2024 - May 26, 2024

About the Instructor:

Gena Philabert-Ortega holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, women’s studies and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States and virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines and of several books, including From the Family Kitchen (F + W Media, 2012)..

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